PfAL staff at the London School of Economics

Gerald Purcell
Program Manager

Gerald Purcell has been with PfAL since December 2011 and has played a major role in the program’s establishment and development to date. He has extensive experience within the UK Higher Education sector, with an in-depth knowledge of student recruitment, marketing, events and program management. Prior to moving to the UK in 2003, Gerald spent several years working in the financial services sector in Dublin, primarily with ABN AMRO, GAM Fund Management and FEXCO. He holds both a Masters of Business Administration (Dist) and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Gloucestershire, UK. ┬áHe is currently undertaking an executive masters degree program in Behavioral Science at the London School of Economics.

Ingrina Carson
Program Officer

Ingrina Carson joined PfAL in September 2013 and has a background in marketing and communications for charities focusing on community and international development. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Boston University in 2009, she began working in the charity sector and has gained extensive experience in social media and integrated communications strategies, international campaigns, events, internal communications, publications and team management. She moved from California to the UK in 2011.

Voluntary Staff

Natasha Lalji

Natasha Lalji is an internal consultant at Zones, Inc., with a focus on human capital management. Zones is a single source provider of IT services and solutions to businesses and the public sector. Before joining Zones, Lalji worked as a Systems Integration & Technology consultant at Accenture LLP with a focus on federal civilian agencies. Lalji volunteered for the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center through Compass DC, a pro-bono consulting firm that provides strategic guidance to non-profits. Lalji also supports organizations through the Firoz and Najma Lalji Foundation and is on the Governing Board of Trustees at the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Lalji received her Bachelor of Science (Social Policy) from the London School of Economics in 2009.

Darline Augustine

Darline Augustine is an Assistant Professor in the Management Department at the Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology. She is also a Research Fellow with the Pratt Design Incubator at the Center for Sustainable Design Strategies (CSDS) at Pratt Institute. Prior to that, she held an appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship (2010-2012) in the Department of Management at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College in the City University of New York (CUNY). Augustine holds MSc and PhD degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom, and a BA from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.